[hwen-ev-er, wen-, hwuhn-, wuhn-]
at whatever time; at any time when: Come whenever you like.
when? (used emphatically): Whenever did he say that?

1350–1400; Middle English; see when, ever

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whenever (wɛnˈɛvə)
1.  (subordinating) at every or any time that; when: I laugh whenever I see that
2.  no matter when: it'll be here, whenever you decide to come for it
3.  informal at an unknown or unspecified time: I'll take it if it comes today, tomorrow, or whenever
4.  an intensive form of when, used in questions: whenever did he escape?

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Word Origin & History

c.1380, from when + ever.
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Example sentences
They went mushroom- and berry-picking regularly and had giant crawfish feasts
  whenever they could.
As long as you keep the rod end lower than the carboy that's up on the table,
  your siphon is ready whenever you are.
But, whenever there is a conclusion to be drawn or a reflection to be made.
They may take place annually, every other year or whenever possible.
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